5 Common Bathroom Renovation Mistakes
Renovating a bathroom is a big deal, it’s expensive, involves multiple trades and you don’t want to get it wrong. Here are the 5 most common bathroom renovation mistakes and if you can avoid these you’ll end up with a well built renovation that will last for years.
Common bathroom renovation mistakes No.1 – Spending too much or too little
There’s no doubt that renovating a bathroom is the most expensive room in your home to refurbish. A well planned and executed bathroom renovation can add up to 13% to the value of your home over time and it can also make bathing a pleasure rather than a chore. However it’s all too easy to blow your budget or alternatively be tempted to cut corners to save a few dollars.
Your renovation budget should take into account the use and traffic of your bathroom. The needs of a large family are quite different to those of a couple renovating an ensuite in an apartment. Smaller rooms need a more functional design and planning to install an expensive free standing bath is probably something you’ll come to regret.
When setting your budget consider the use of the room and plan accordingly and ultimately, a bathroom renovation it comes down to how much you you want to spend so that you end up with a practical room that you love and enjoy.
At Kuda Bathrooms we have the experience to help you make choices that will save you money while still giving you the quality finish you’re looking for.
Mistake No. 2 – Fully renovating when a bathroom makeover or rejuvenation would do
A mistake we see all to often is when a tired but still perfect serviceable bathroom is gutted when a more economical bathroom makeover or rejuvenation would suit you just as well. If you’re bathroom is dated and tired an affordable option is a cosmetic facelift that will make your bathroom look like new at the fraction of the cost of a full renovation. Check out out bathroom remodelling page, we won’t let you you sacrifice quality and you certainly won’t break the bank!
Mistake No. 3 – Using unqualified or unproved contractors
It can be tempting to choose the lowest price when choosing a contractor. In many cases this is a false economy with many potential pitfalls. Bathroom renovation is highly specialised and you should always choose an experienced company whose core business is bathrooms. A well planned renovation led by an experienced project manager will be coordinated, much faster, stress free and will undoubtedly save you money in the run run. You can also be sure that if you have any issues down the track, they’ll be there to help you.
Kuda Bathrooms have been renovating bathrooms on the Sunshine Coast, Moreton region and north Brisbane for 20 years, bathrooms are what we do and they’re what we know. Our fully qualified tradespeople will build you a bathroom you’ll love to use and they’ll do it with the minimum of fuss and hassle. Email us or give us a call on 07 5491 4458 and see how easy it is to renovate the Kuda Way.
Mistake No. 4 – Choosing trendy over functional
We’ve all seen exquisite display homes with spectacular bathrooms and w’ll build one for you if that’s what you’d like. But it’s good to remember that trends come and go and your new bathroom should be congruent with the rest of your home, it needs to be a part of the whole.
Day to day practicality is important too. A bathroom is primarily a utility room, it can have storage, be practical and still look stylish and contemporary. So give some thought to the tiles, fixtures and fittings you choose and ask yourself whether you’ll still be happy with them in 5 or 10 years time.
Mistake No. 5 – Doing it all yourself
There are many projects around the house that a handy person can do competently and really well, but a bathroom renovation is probably not one of these. There a just too many trades involved from carpenters, waterproofers, plumbers, electricians, tilers and of course a project manager to look after things. And of course there’s the warranty at Kuda Bathrooms you only have to talk to one person not chase down who might be responsible for this or that.
Common bathroom renovation mistakes
These are the 5 most common bathroom renovations mistakes we see when we visit homes on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. Call us at Kuda Bathrooms and we’ll make sure your new bathroom renovation is carried out by reliable and QBCC qualified builders.